On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 02:39:51PM +0100, Anand Buddhdev typed: > On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 06:29:22PM -0500, stan wrote: > > > I want to use bind 9 from the ports tree. I see how to prevent the bundled > > bind from being built the next time I make world, and I see how to change > > the init files et all to use the ports bind9. > > > > What I _don't_ see (and I'm certain it's just my lack of knowledge here), > > is a clean way to remove all teh traces of the existing bersion of bind > > which was built the last time I did a make world. > > I have always found this to be a problem with FreeBSD: why can't sendmail, > bind and the other contributed software be made optional at install > time, so that the base system is not cluttered with old software when > we install new versions? The tight coupling of contributed software into > the base system is in my opinion not a good idea.
This question has been asked and answered numerous times on this list. Yes, it can be done (I believe there's a project "libh" or something working on it amongst other things), but it's a lot of work. Are you volunteering to help? > > -- > Anand Buddhdev > http://anand.org > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message